The U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform considered Wednesday whether Congress should pass laws requiring companies to add "back doors" to their tech products. In other words, the FBI wants a way to get into consumer data that theoretically only law enforcement—and not hackers—can exploit.
Hack of Russian Defense Firm Called ‘Cyberwar’ (via slashdot) A group of Russian hacktivists has taken a page from the playbook written by...
In a statement made Friday just before he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for hacktivism, Jeremy Hammond confirmed his role as a living martyr for the human cause.Just before he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for hacktivism, Jeremy Hammond confirmed his role as a living martyr for the human cause.
You didn't think Anonymous would stand idly by after the arrests of several members of the hacker collective's extended network, did you? Well, it didn't. On Friday, news broke that AntiSec, an Anonymous spinoff group, had struck at two companies in retaliation for the LulzSec bust that happened earlier in the week.
Their missions are aligned in many ways, but WikiLeaks and the group of international cyberpunks known collectively as Anonymous made it official in a joint effort, posted by WikiLeaks late on Sunday, consisting of quite a few internal emails from an intelligence company Anonymous targeted over the holidays last year.
Whatever else might be said about groups like Anonymous and LulzSec -- and the MSM says plenty without saying much -- they don't play Assuming the position of the rogue hacktivist, their members take on big targets in business, government (more) .